Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Mindset List for Class of 2016; Or Stuff kids born 18 years ago will never experience

The Mindset List for the Class of 2016
For this current generation of college students, born in 1994, Kurt Cobain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Richard Nixon and John Wayne Gacy have always been dead.This list was written by Beloit College, which they write every year. While it sounds kind of cynical, many of their reflections are true. By the way, all the way at the bottom of the page, I have included the copyright, just in case. I took out the last 15 observations, because I thought the list was too long:
  1. They should keep their eyes open for Justin Bieber or Dakota Fanning at freshman orientation.
  2. They have always lived in cyberspace, addicted to a new generation of “electronic narcotics.”
  3. The Biblical sources of terms such as “Forbidden Fruit,” “The writing on the wall,” “Good Samaritan,” and “The Promised Land” are unknown to most of them.
  4. Michael Jackson’s family, not the Kennedys, constitutes “American Royalty.”
  5. If they miss The Daily Show, they can always get their news on YouTube.
  6. Their lives have been measured in the fundamental particles of life: bits, bytes, and bauds.
  7. Robert De Niro is thought of as Greg Focker's long-suffering father-in-law, not as Vito Corleone or Jimmy Conway.
  8. Bill Clinton is a senior statesman of whose presidency they have little knowledge.
  9. They have never seen an airplane “ticket.”
  10. On TV and in films, the ditzy dumb blonde female generally has been replaced by a couple of Dumb and Dumber males.
  11. For most of their lives, maintaining relations between the U.S. and the rest of the world has been a woman’s job in the State Department.
  12. They can’t picture people actually carrying luggage through airports rather than rolling it.
  13. There has always been football in Jacksonville but never in Los Angeles.
  14. Having grown up with MP3s and iPods, they never listen to music on the car radio and really have no use for radio at all.
  15. Since they've been born, the United States has measured progress by a 2 percent jump in unemployment and a 16 cent rise in the price of a first class postage stamp.
  16. Benjamin Braddock, having given up both a career in plastics and a relationship with Mrs. Robinson, could be their grandfather.
  17. Their folks have never gazed with pride on a new set of bound encyclopedias on the bookshelf.
  18. The Green Bay Packers have always celebrated with the Lambeau Leap.
  19. Exposed bra straps have always been a fashion statement, not a wardrobe malfunction to be corrected quietly by well-meaning friends.
  20. A significant percentage of them will enter college already displaying some hearing loss.
  21. The Real World has always stopped being polite and started getting real on MTV.
  22. Women have always piloted war planes and space shuttles.
  23. White House security has never felt it necessary to wear rubber gloves when gay groups have visited.
  24. They have lived in an era of instant stardom and self-proclaimed celebrities, famous for being famous.
  25. Having made the acquaintance of Furby at an early age, they have expected their toy friends to do ever more unpredictable things.
  26. Outdated icons with images of floppy discs for “save,” a telephone for “phone,” and a snail mail envelope for “mail” have oddly decorated their tablets and smart phone screens.
  27. Star Wars has always been just a film, not a defense strategy.
  28. They have had to incessantly remind their parents not to refer to their CDs and DVDs as “tapes.”
  29. There have always been blue M&Ms, but no tan ones.’
  30. Along with online viewbooks, parents have always been able to check the crime stats for the colleges their kids have selected.
  31. Newt Gingrich has always been a key figure in politics, trying to change the way America thinks about everything.
  32. They have come to political consciousness during a time of increasing doubts about America’s future.
  33. Billy Graham is as familiar to them as Otto Graham was to their parents.
  34. Probably the most tribal generation in history, they despise being separated from contact with their similar-aged friends.
  35. Stephen Breyer has always been an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  36. Martin Lawrence has always been banned from hosting Saturday Night Live.
  37. Slavery has always been unconstitutional in Mississippi, and Southern Baptists have always been apologizing for supporting it in the first place.
  38. The Metropolitan Opera House in New York has always translated operas on seatback screens.
  39. A bit of the late Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, has always existed in space.
  40. Good music programmers are rock stars to the women of this generation, just as guitar players were for their mothers.
  41. Gene therapy has always been an available treatment.
  42. They were too young to enjoy the 1994 World Series, but then no one else got to enjoy it either.
  43. Their folks have always been able to grab an Aleve when the kids started giving them a migraine.
  44. While the iconic TV series for their older siblings was the sci-fi show Lost, for them it’s Breaking Bad, a gritty crime story motivated by desperate economic circumstances.
  45. Simba has always had trouble waiting to be King.
  46. Before they purchase an assigned textbook, they will investigate whether it is available for rent or purchase as an e-book.
  47. They grew up, somehow, without the benefits of Romper Room.
  48. There has always been a World Trade Organization.
  49. L.L. Bean hunting shoes have always been known as just plain Bean Boots.
  50. They have always been able to see Starz on Direct TV.
  51. Ice skating competitions have always been jumping matches.
  52. There has always been a Santa Clause.
  53. NBC has never shown A Wonderful Life more than twice during the holidays.
  54. Mr. Burns has replaced J.R.Ewing as the most shot-at man on American television.
  55. They have always enjoyed school and summer camp memories with a digital yearbook.
  56. Herr Schindler has always had a List; Mr. Spielberg has always had an Oscar.
  57. Selena's fans have always been in mourning.
  58. They know many established film stars by their voices on computer-animated blockbusters.
  59. History has always had its own channel. COPYRIGHT 2012!!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ten ways to get your boyfriend's/spouses attention besides poisoning him by Kate Johns

Here's an outrageous story of how a Pennsylvania woman poisoned her boyfriend by putting Visine in his water " to get his attention,"  when it was originally written on Yahoo most people figured this woman needs psychiatric help, because she lost all contact with reality, or she was trying to lie her way of going to jail.

Here are ten ways to get your spouses/boyfriend's attention without putting Visine in his drinks:

1. Talking  oh so sweetly, to your spouse might do the trick. Say in a really nice voice, "Honey, could you sit next to me so we can cuddle?"

2.  Use electronic gadgets to chat with your spouse/boyfriend. Texting is a convenient option. Sexting is an option to use when young children are not lingering about.

3. Holding up a sign will gain your loved one's attention.

4. Flirting with your boyfriend is a great way to get his attention. It's also a great way to get a guy's attention at a bar, club!

5. Rubbing your guy's neck or back works incredibly well!

6. Getting your spouse a drink of non poisoned Visine will get his attention. A beer or glass of wine will make him feel relaxed, and hopefully happier.

7. Dressing sleazy will get your man's attention. Wearing clothing with some cleavage  showing or super short shorts.

8. Get your boyfriend/spouse's attention by writing a message on the mirror ----using lipstick!

9. Besides poisoning your guy, make him cupcakes, brownies, or cake.

10. Get your boyfriend/spouse's attention by getting your hair cut a completely different way.
Of course there are many more ways of getting your boyfriend's/spouse's attention that are safer than poisoning him with Visine such as cooking a really good dinner, sending him I miss you emails, and doing something sexy!! COPYRIGHT 2012!!